Re: Macintosh kernel out

Mike Castle (
Tue, 28 May 1996 00:33:04 -0500 (CDT)

Amazingly enough Linus Torvalds said:
> it). It results in good context switch numbers, though, because you don't have
> to switch the page tables or invalidate the TLB. It also means that you can

Can this be/ is this accomplished with linux and cloned

One thing about light weight processes is the smaller context
switching time between threads, compared to the larger context
time needed between processes.

With cloned processes, can this be accomplished? Would it need
redoing the scheduler to try to run cloned pids next to each
other, and doing less work then (or would the code necessary to
accomplish this out weigh smaller context switching time).

I don't remember seeing this discussed before, but I may have
just missed it.


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